"Therapy with LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Violence: A Holistic and Empowerment Based Approach"
Presented by Jennifer Heard, M.Ed., LMHC
Friday, December 10, 2021
10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.1.5 Hours of CEs Approved for NBCC and Florida Board
In this presentation we will explore what it is like for LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual violence to begin and continue on their healing journey. We will do this by looking at various approaches to therapy including why a focus on themes of vulnerability and empowerment are more effective than diagnostic focused approaches. Examples of survivorship from LGBTQ+ survivors will be included as we look at the importance of creating open spaces in the therapeutic setting.
About the presenter. . . .Jennifer Hearn earned her Master in Education. and Education Specialist degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Florida in 2007 and has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2010. For the past nine and a half years Jennifer has served as the Program Therapist for Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center. Jennifer’s areas of interest include creating LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces and services, empowerment based therapies, trauma response and how the body holds trauma, and vulnerability as a guidepost for healing. She sits on multiple statewide policy advisory groups for the Florida Counsel Against Sexual Violence and was selected by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center as the State of Florida 2019 Visionary Voice Award recipient.
Continuing Education (CE) Approval of 1.5 hours: The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family and Mental Health Counseling has approved this course under continuing education provider BAP#50‐15249 & National Board of Certified Counselors Provider #2010 materials prepared for FCA, 2750 Taylor Avenue, A36, Orlando, FL 32806.
FREE for FCA Members ($5.00 for 1.5 CE Credit)
$10 for Non-FCA Members (CEs included)
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